This review pretty much sums up exactly how I felt about this movie. My recommendation: wait for DVD or Netflix.
AndyJWest - "Raaaid managed to get CloD to run on an NVidia 8500 GT - but then, he's Raaaid, and he is, shall we say, 'unorthodox'."
Was I surprised to find out that a Tuskegee Airman lives in the next town just a few miles/km away.
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Lucas made an 'old school' war movie, not 'Pulp Fiction' with airplanes.
The dialog is corny, but for the most part in line with the movies made during the war.
The dialog in his first Star Wars film is pretty lame too, but not many complain about that.
.......And then there's Jar Jar Binks
This movie needs to be taken for what it was... entertainment.... For me, between my appreciation for WWII aircraft and the respect I have for The Airmen and what they accomplished... any representation of their exploits on film will be a must see on the big screen and a must buy on the small screen.
I noticed that here in the UK we have to wait until 6th June for it to be Movie Theaters.
I will go off and see it when it comes out here.
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I've finally watched it.
Jesus Christ. I haven't imagined in my wildest dreams this movie would suck so much. I'm utterly dissapointed - Tuskegee airmen story is a heart breaking one, yet this movie is a disgrace.
Amateur acting (appropriate far more for a teen movie where young boys are enjoying roller coaster), historical inaccuracies, fantasy presentation of air combat (maneouvering, flying formations and tactics, unreal physics...), black/white character techique (figuratively, not literally: no way of making the german pilot more devil-ish...), poor story (building Tuskegee airmen glory through insinuating that other bomber escort fighter groups weren't up to the task...)... I could go on.
At least CGI looked fairly good to me, even impressive at moments.
Tuskegee airmen deserve better. 3/10.
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Managed to secure a copy and I'm half way through watching. It certainly is an excepionally bad film.
The script is infantile. I can't think of a better word to describe it. It's historical authenticity is nowhere. It's ironic to consider that Battlestar Gallactica has a better understanding of WW2 fighter operations than this film does.
"Nineteen years of age, eight years public education, three years military service. Intelligent, normally observant and answered all questions freely.
He was arrogant and proud to be a pilot. Fellow prisoners in hospital consider him mentally unstable."
Interesting CGI- I liked the way the 109's looked like sharks flying through the formations.
But how does a P51 cause that much damage to a destroyer only with it's 6 x 50 caliber guns??
Obviously aimed at a different target market than the long term simmers here. Aerial manouvers are pretty unreal and 'Hollywoodised'-(if that is a word!)
Aimed at the wider market, mainly the group who likes all the current CGI based action movies that flood the market now.
Still I enjoyed it alot- although I saw it on the small screen and really should have seen it in a cinema
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